OJ Simpson, now aged 70, sentenced to 33 years in prison for armed robbery, was released on Sunday after he was released on parole. The former Buffalo Bills player spent nine years behind bars in Lovelock Prison, Nevada. OJ Simpson was convicted of theft, assault and kidnapping for an attempted robbery in September 2007 at a Las Vegas hotel of his own memories of his playing career.
He was acquitted of the double murder in June 1994 in Los Angeles of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and his friend Ron Goodman. He was arrested after a car chase for several hours, followed live by millions of viewers. After an ultra-mediated trial broadcast over thirteen months live on television, his acquittal had provoked a wave of indignation to the hints of racism. The former player is black and the two victims were white.
Born in San Francisco on July 9, 1947, OJ Simpson was raised by a single mother, abandoned by his father when he was five years old.
Suffering from rickets as a child, however, he later became an outsized athlete and achieved a brilliant career in the National Football League NFL.
He was crowned player of the year in 1973 while playing for the Buffalo Bills (northeast) team.
Now on probation, OJ Simpson recently assured him that he had no other plans but to spend time with his friends and children and play golf in Florida.